killer T cell

noun

Definition of killer T cell 

: a T cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity by destroying a cell (such as one infected with a virus) having specific antigenic molecules on its surface

called also cytotoxic T cell

First Known Use of killer T cell

1975, in the meaning defined above

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